Introducing the Z1 Hybrid Airship. AT2 Aerospace’s revolutionary hybrid airship is the future of aviation technology. Capable of operating in the most remote and inaccessible locations, this innovative aircraft offers a cost-effective solution for heavy cargo transportation while minimizing environmental and social impact.
The Technology is Ready
There is a global need for transportation options to evolve since all existing methods of transporting cargo (planes, helicopters, trains, trucks, or boats) have critical limitations. AT² is taking the lead on that effort. By limiting the need for heavy infrastructure investments, hybrid airships can connect emerging economies to global trade networks, potentially lifting millions of people out of poverty. Hybrid airships have the unique ability to access remote regions due to its innovative Air Cushion Landing System (ACLS), which allows for the direct delivery of heavy cargo to previously inaccessible environments such as remote communities or resource development sites.
In addition, hybrid airships utilize buoyant lift technology that is highly fuel efficient, minimizing carbon emissions and ultimately reducing transportation costs. Not only can hybrid airships serve remote markets existing transportation methods cannot, but the technology also fills a major gap in the existing global transportation market from a speed vs. cost perspective. Existing transportation is either too slow or too expensive, while hybrid aircraft can offer a faster solution than sea and land transportation at a fraction of the price of existing air transportation.
No Infrastructure Required
Innovative air cushion landing system enables field operations from any open space, including snow, ice, and open water.
Buoyant Lift Efficiency
Buoyant lift (helium envelope) delivers 6-10 times the fuel efficiency of aircraft and more than 50 times the fuel efficiency of helicopters.
Delivery of Heavy Cargoy
Essential heavy cargo and humanitarian aid can now be delivered with precision anywhere on the planet.
The ability to selectively target previously unreachable destinations and minimize social and environmental impacts as well as shipment costs
Open the entire world to commerce, humanitarian aid and exploration with affordable and reliable operations.
Meet the Team
Dr. Bob Boyd
President & Chief Operating Officer
As President and COO for AT² Aerospace Inc, Bob is responsible for Product Development, Production, Administration and is currently the acting Treasurer.
Bob is the former Program Manager of Hybrid Airships at Lockheed Martin and was responsible for leading Hybrid Airship development and production activities, including the LMH-1. He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (Ohio State University) and has over 25 years leading Hybrid Airship development as Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. A business owner and previously VP in two small companies dedicated to cargo airship development, he holds numerous patents and is Associate Fellow, AIAA.
Dr. Grant Cool
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of AT² Aerospace Inc. Grant leads all strategic initiatives, leveraging his experience in project management, product development, business development and negotiating.
He’s also commercialized advanced technologies across geophysics, space, military, energy, and resources extraction as President of Thor Aerospace, COO of Hybrid Enterprises and President of Kivalliq Marine Exploration. Grant’s contributions at Westaim drove ground-breaking products for clean energy. He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and a B.A.Sc in MMS Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer for AT² Aerospace Inc, Phil is responsible for sales, marketing and after-sales support.
Phil previously held key positions at Babcock International Group, driving organizational change and transformation to ensure the company’s readiness for a new operating model. Phil also served as the Integration Director/Restructuring and Transformation, where he spearheaded major restructuring efforts, driving sustainable cost savings exceeding £60 million per year.
Phil also served as Global Director of Aerial Firefighting, ensuring the successful operational performance of the largest AFF business globally, managing a complex operation with over 100 assets and more than 800 personnel across multiple countries. In addition, Phil previously led Aviation & Marine business development across North America, establishing a new business and pipeline of $6B. Phil holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is a chartered engineer.
AT² Takes Flight
Our Origin Story
AT² hybrid airship technology has been in development for 30+ years. In the early 1990s, key patents and technology required for operation were successfully established, refined, and successfully performed for test flights.
The P-791, took flight in January of 2006. Several key patents associated with the P-791 airship prototype were developed, including:
- Thrust vectoring propulsion system
- Air cushion landing system (ACLS)
- Semi-buoyant airship with pressure stabilized hull
- Means to mount propulsion units directly on non-rigid airship hulls
- Advanced digital flight control system
By March of 2011, a larger, more advanced version of the P-791 was in development. This new version, the SkyTug, was designed to carry at least 20 tons of cargo. The SkyTug was intended to be used for long-range transportation of heavy machinery to remote oil & gas drilling sights.
In 2013, the latest commercial hybrid airship model, the LMH-1, was being marketed.
Like the SkyTug, the LMH-1 was designed to carry around 20 tons of cargo. In 2015, the FAA approved the project-specific certification plan for the LMH-1. Unfortunately,
increasing defense work sidelined progress on LMH-1 in 2018.
In 2017, due to the overwhelming volumes of defense work, the hybrid airship technology was spun-off to AT² to allow them to take the lead on bringing the aircraft to
market. The AT² team plans to disrupt the cargo transport industry by following the blueprint of a well-known aerospace pioneer—SpaceX. Following a similar path, AT² will provide cost-effective, fully accessible heavy cargo transport with unlimited mission possibilities that fall outside the vision of the current bureaucracies stuck in the current transportation paradigm. AT² seeks to bring three hybrid airships to market over the
next 10 to 15 years.
AT² is not concerned with what the future holds, but rather with what they are providing for the future. With this product, AT² believes they can redefine the access of transportation through an efficient and effective manner by providing affordable, reliable, and flexible transit by air. AT² is contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future by developing innovative technologies and solutions that address pressing global challenges and positive social impact on communities. AT² is filling the gap between land and traditional air by solving logistics, cost & speed, infrastructure, and social & environmental impact.
DR. Robert Boyd
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DR. Grant Cool
SPEED TO MARKET
IP and planning get quality products to market faster than competitors
Experienced aerospace labor, energetic new engineers & flexible digital environment
Reliable & affordable products get the job done for underserved market space
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An Announcement From Lockheed Martin:
“The Hybrid Airship Enters the Transfer Portal”
Lockheed Martin believes in the potential for hybrid airships to transform global transport. For some time, we have been in search of a transition partner to continue development of this important commercial work. We are pleased to share that the hybrid airship IP and related assets have been transitioned to a newly formed, commercial company called AT2 Aerospace.
AT2 Aerospace, based in Santa Clarita, California, is extending the work to bring hybrid airships to fruition. The AT2 team is developing airship solutions to support commercial and humanitarian applications around the world. Dr. Robert Boyd, retired Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship program manager, is President of AT2 Aerospace.
See Lockheed Martin announcement here: https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2023-05-09-Hybrid-Airship-Enters-the-Transfer-Portal
AT2 can be reached at email@example.com.
Work with us
Are you looking to embark on a journey that will revolutionize the cargo transportation industry? Look no further than AT2 Aerospace, where we are on the verge of transforming the way goods are transported and people are connected. We invite you to join us and be a part of shaping the future.
As a start-up, we are driven by a passion for pushing boundaries and redefining what’s possible. Our hybrid airships are the future of aviation technology. Capable of operating in the most remote and inaccessible locations, these innovative aircrafts offer a cost-effective solution for heavy cargo transportation while minimizing environmental and social impact. Join us in shaping the future of the industry!
At AT2, your contributions will make a tangible difference. By joining our team, you’ll play a vital role in opening the entire world to commerce, humanitarian aid and exploration. Your ideas and expertise will shape the future of logistics, creating a positive impact on industries, economies, and the environment.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of an extraordinary aerospace start-up that is poised to make history. Join us in shaping the future and revolutionizing how the world connects people. Together, we’ll soar to new heights!
Apply now and unlock a world of innovation and limitless possibilities!
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